Scheduling Yourself For Success with Ereca Bredy
Ereca Bredy is a recent graduate of the Health Informatics & Information program at Florida A&M University. Immediately after graduation she has become a Registered Health Information Administrator under the American Health Information Management Association
Ereca's long-range professional goals include transitioning from a medical coder, healthcare data analyst or a clinical documentation improvement specialist to a HIM director. She sees herself into an executive role at a healthcare facility. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in health informatics in the concentration of healthcare data analytics at the University of South Florida.
You can connect with Ereca on LinkedIn
Disrupting the Industry with Dr. Terrance Govender
Terrance Govender is currently the Vice President of Medical Affairs for ClinIntell, Inc. He has many years of clinical and healthcare management experience that goes beyond the borders of the United States, having also practice in the United Kingdom and South Africa. After being introduced to the concept of CDI early on in his non-clinical career, he realized that we still have a lot to accomplish as an industry. Terrance’s passion lies in the ability to empower physicians, who want to do the right thing, by providing them the shortest distance between two points with regards to CDI. This approach can take on many forms and the exact solution may vary depending on different cultures, but Terrance believes that its time to leverage data, advanced analytics and performance monitoring to affect long term change in physician behavior.
For The Love of Teaching with Mary Dudash-White
Mary Dudash-White, MA, RHIA, CCS, is the founder and president of HITNOTS, LLC. Mary is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health. Her Master’s Degree was earned from Wright State University, where she majored in Education with a specialty in Curriculum and Supervision.
After many years of working in the healthcare industry as a Director of Health Information Services and consultant, Mary progressed to the education field. Throughout her twenty-five years at Sinclair Community College, in Dayton, Ohio, she progressed to a full professor while teaching virtually every course within the curriculum, either face to face or in an online format. ICD as well as CPT ® coding were her major areas of concentration.
Professionally, Mary has received numerous awards and commendations. She has served in numerous board positions, including President of her local and state associations. In addition, she has been active in many committees of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), including the Item Writing Committee.
Upon retiring from the education field, Mary continued to be active in the healthcare field. She founded HITNOTS in 2013 as a free resource for medical coding, medical billing, health information students and faculty.
Jumping off Cliffs with Mary Beth Haugen
Mary Beth Haugen, MS, RHIA, is founder and CEO of The Haugen Consulting Group and Haugen Academy, based in Denver, Colorado. She has over 25 years of experience in Health Information Management. Prior to launching Haugen Consulting Group, Mary Beth held leadership roles in Information Services and HIM in a variety of healthcare settings.
Mary Beth has served on the Board of Directors for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the AHIMA Foundation and is currently a member of the Council on Education and Excellence (CEE) and Regis University Advisory Board. Mary Beth earned her bachelor’s degree in Medical Records Administration from St Louis University and received her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Mary Beth is the proud recipient of the 2017 AHIMA Triumph Award for Leadership. Haugen Consulting Group is also the proud recipient of the 2015 Colorado HIMA President’s Award and a 2015 Colorado Company to Watch.
Concerned about the RHIT Credential
Listen to this roundtable discussion about concerns about the RHIT credential and the upcoming to the exam. Please share this with someone you know who is planning to take the RHIT exam.
Meet our panelists:
Charlita Huffman, RHIT
Sara Manrique, RHIT
Brian Cui, RHIA, CDIP